Lazy Falafel Lettuce Wraps (Vegan + GF)

Lazy Falafel Lettuce Wraps (Vegan + GF)

These Lazy Falafel Lettuce Wraps are so easy to make and packed full of plant-based goodness.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: easy falafel recipe, vegan chickpea sandwich, vegan lettuce wrap
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 392kcal


For the falafel:

  • 2 tablespoons oil (olive, vegetable or coconut)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Handful of fresh coriander (cilantro) (or sub 1 teaspoon dried coriander)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • 400 g (14oz) tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

To serve:

  • Lettuce cups - this mixture should be enough to divide between 4 lettuce cups Romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, butter lettuce, chicory all work well
  • Salad (optional) radishes, sweet red peppers, carrots, cherry tomatoes etc


  • Heat up oil in a frying pan
  • Add onions and fry for 10 minutes or so, until soft and slightly caramelised
  • Meanwhile, either purée the chickpeas in a food processor or using a hand blender, or mash them up using a fork or a potato masher (depending on what kind of texture you prefer, and what equipment you have on hand!)
  • Add the spices, salt and pepper, coriander and chickpeas to the pan once onions are soft
  • Cook for around 5 minutes, stirring regularly until warmed through. Add a little splash of water so it's not too dry

To serve:

  • Stuff lettuce cups with falafel and add other vegetables such as radishes, sweet red peppers, carrots or cherry tomatoes if you wish. Add sauces of choice - options in Recipe Notes
  • Devour immediately


Nutrition Facts
Lazy Falafel Lettuce Wraps (Vegan + GF)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 392
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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